Underwater Paintings For Sale

Discover our collection of water paintings for sale or available to rent online today. Showcasing art from some of the most exciting artists active today, our collection is ever-evolving with vibrant, powerful pieces. Browse today to find the water painting for you, with a variety of styles and subjects available. Not sure where to start? Explore our expressionistic, realistic and figurative water paintings.

Jean-Luc Lacroix creates incredibly expressionistic landscapes which blur the distinctions between land and sea. His painterly style and textured canvasses add a sense of erratic movement that draw the viewer into his environments.

Poiscaille (2019) uses varying textures and mediums, such as blurred ink and thick paint, to make the painting appear submerged underwater.

The History of Blue

Today we naturally associate water with the colour blue. However, some scientists believe that early humans were partially colour blind, with no concept of blue and no words to describe it.

Evidence of this is found in Homer’s Odyssey, where the ocean is described as ‘wine-red sea’. The first blue was invented by the Egyptians around 2200BC and is known as Egyptian blue.

Landscapes and Seascapes

Water is present in seascapes and often in landscape paintings. Incorporating it into an image can help artists break up the composition through varying textures and colours. In many landscapes water is placed at the forefront of an image, adding a sense of movement which can draw the eye in and around the image.

Symbolic Meaning of Water

Water can also have a highly symbolic meaning. In art and literature, water symbolises change, due to its mobility and fluidity, and purity and cleansing, which in turn can symbolise a sense of clarity, serenity and calm. Incorporating water into an image can impact the atmosphere and mood of the painting, such as in Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (1480).

This image represents Venus, the goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility, arriving on the shore after being born from the sea fully-grown. This connection between Venus and the water symbolises the intimate connection between water, life and fertility.

The Romanticists

While water can symbolise serenity, it can also convey the uncontrollable force of nature. The Romantic movement, at the end of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century, often depicted nature in this way. Many Romanticists became interested in the individual’s connection to nature, either as being at one with nature or as being overwhelmed by nature’s power.

Casper David Friedrich was a German Romanticist painter who depicted the power of nature over man to evoke feelings of the sublime; of both awe and terror. Wanderer above a Sea of Fog (1818) exemplifies the raw power of nature by juxtaposing the stormy sea with a small figure.

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    efflorescence by Maude Ovize
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    efflorescence by Maude Ovize

    efflorescence

    Paintings - 81x100 cm
    Drift and Float by Nicole Fearfield
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    Drift and Float by Nicole Fearfield

    Drift and Float

    Paintings - 80x95 cm
    TAKING A BREAK by db Waterman
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    TAKING A BREAK by db Waterman

    TAKING A BREAK

    Paintings - 120x80 cm
    Cariatides by Maude Ovize
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    Cariatides by Maude Ovize

    Cariatides

    Paintings - 116x89 cm
    Amore Amore by Claudie Gimeno
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    Amore Amore by Claudie Gimeno

    Amore Amore

    Paintings - 130x97 cm
    Siren / Ghost Net 1 by Natalie Dowse
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    Siren / Ghost Net 1 by Natalie Dowse

    Siren / Ghost Net 1

    Paintings - 120x90 cmRent for $385 /mo
    A mermaid in La Jolla by Victoria Stagni
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    A mermaid in La Jolla by Victoria Stagni

    A mermaid in La Jolla

    Paintings - 60x76 cm
    Nature 324 by Muriel Napoli
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    Nature 324 by Muriel Napoli

    Nature 324

    Paintings - 120x120 cm
    De l'autre côté du miroir by Maude Ovize
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    De l'autre côté du miroir by Maude Ovize

    De l'autre côté du miroir

    Paintings - 89x116 cm
    Fragility and Endurance II by Gina Parr
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    Fragility and Endurance II by Gina Parr

    Fragility and Endurance II

    Paintings - 80x80 cmRent for $250 /mo
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    Série Les Aquatiques 7 by Ho My An

    Série Les Aquatiques 7

    Paintings - 25x25 cm
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    Piscine - Jeté by Hélène Vac

    Piscine - Jeté

    Paintings - 64x50 cm
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    farniente by Maude Ovize

    farniente

    Paintings - 100x101 cm
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    Water by Tarek

    Water

    Paintings - 80x80 cm
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    Sail and wreck me by Gina Parr

    Sail and wreck me

    Paintings - 140x120 cmRent for $510 /mo
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    Pallenque by Maude Ovize

    Pallenque

    Paintings - 89x116 cm
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    Nymphéas 156 by Joelle Kem Lika

    Nymphéas 156

    Paintings - 69x80 cm
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    Daniel Peru by Sarah Harvey

    Daniel Peru

    Paintings - 131x174 cmRent for $645 /mo
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    Jeu d'eau by Maude Ovize

    Jeu d'eau

    Paintings - 90x90 cm
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    Eclats d'écume 110 by Joelle Kem Lika

    Eclats d'écume 110

    Paintings - 110x200 cm
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    Danae by Maude Ovize

    Danae

    Paintings - 100x81 cm
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    Nature 329 by Muriel Napoli

    Nature 329

    Paintings - 120x140 cm
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    Fou rire sur la raie by Victoria Stagni

    Fou rire sur la raie

    Paintings - 89x116 cm
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    Houle by Norbert Pagé

    Houle

    Paintings - 46x61 cm
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    Diffraction 2 by Maude Ovize

    Diffraction 2

    Paintings - 100x81 cm
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    Le chant du monde by Maude Ovize

    Le chant du monde

    Paintings - 89x116 cm
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    Le temps des plongeuses by Alain Rouschmeyer

    Le temps des plongeuses

    Paintings - 80x80 cm
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    PINK SCREEN by nOva

    PINK SCREEN

    Paintings - 41x27 cm
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    Au crépuscule by Maude Ovize

    Au crépuscule

    Paintings - 89x116 cm
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    Eclats d'écume 90 by Joelle Kem Lika

    Eclats d'écume 90

    Paintings - 100x80 cm

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